The death toll from major earthquake in remote south-west Pakistan rose to more than 200 overnight.

The quake, which hit the province of Balochistan yesterday, was felt as far away as Karachi, Hyderabad and the Indian capital of Dehli.

Balochistan government spokesman Jan Buledi put the death toll at 208 and warned it could rise. At least 340 people have been injured, the BBC reported.

The 7.7-magnitude quake flattened houses and left thousands of people spending the night in the open.

A small island appeared off the coast near the port of Gwadar following the quake, witnesses reported.

People gathered on the beach to see the new island, which is about 9m high and 100m long, Gwadar police chief Pervez Umrani was quoted as saying